Continuing LIVE on ESPN in March: the FA Cup Sixth Round Proper.
One of the most famous knockout tournaments in world football continues LIVE on ESPN this month with more coverage of the legendary FA Cup. Open to teams from all levels of English football, it is a competition steeped in history and tradition, with small clubs yearly vying for a chance to take on one of the elite sides from the English Premier League. This month’s coverage features the Sixth Round Proper, the quarterfinal stage featuring the eight remaining teams from a starting field of 124 as of the First Round Proper, but from more than 700 going back to the earlier preliminary rounds.
The Third Round featured a repeat of last May’s Wembley final as holders Arsenal hosted Hull City. Arsenal joins other important EPL sides – among them Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United – as past FA Cup champions, although humbler clubs have been known to emerge victorious, most recently 2013 winners Wigan, who in their first FA Cup Final defeated favoured Manchester City.
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